Sunshine, warm, delicious, sunny sunshine.
Today’s ride (remember the wind today??) was a scoot-about on the Greenway. With the new extended section, it takes nearly an hour to do the entire length: the old 4.5 mile section, the 2 mile loop around the Battlefield, the new stretch at the Medical Center water feature, and the long piece out toward Barfield Park. Fave iPod shuffle today? Ray Charles, I Gotta Woman
Today was a beautiful day to ride, except for all the sex. The pollen in the air was visible and tangible. Redbuds were having sex ALL OVER THE PLACE. I’m not kidding when I say that; I could actually feel the clouds of pollen break against my face as I was riding.
Here’s a picture of my screen porch table – I do the wiping ritual every morning.
I was delighted to be out in the sunshine, but paid for it afterwards with the itchy eyes, runny nose, slight headache, and thin pollen film covering my face, arms, and legs. The winds were really high today – the water feature at the new hospital was spraying sideways!
One more picture. This sign appeared in my gym in the women’s locker room. I’m afraid it may have something to do with me, but seriously?
Okay, I’ll let you chime in.
Thanks for reading.
April 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm
I have heard stories. Stories that old men in locker rooms take advantage of that special time to strip, hang around, and stretch their groins in the faces of young men, one foot up on a bench, while wearing nothing but their shower shoes–probably reminiscing about their army buddy, Paulie. These from the boyfriend who has told me on numerous occasions about such men. I bet the sign was just put up in the women’s locker room to be fair–because honestly? Who cares if the women want to hang around naked?
April 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm
Kaitlin – I gotta say, I think they put the sign up cuz of me. Here’s the deal. It’s at SportsCom. I go in to the locker room, I put my crap in the locker, put on my suit, go swim for an hour, go back into the locker room, shower, and here’s where it gets tricky:
I swam. I showered. I’m in a humid locker room. Before I get dressed, I want to be dry, more dry than I can get with a towel in a humid locker room. So maybe I brush my teeth, dry my hair, put on makeup all while I’m allowing my skin to dry completely. I don’t typically accomodate anyone else in the locker room, including small children, unless asked to by the parent. End of story.
What, exactly, are necessary actions? Answer me that, little lawyer?
Thanks for reading sweet girl…
April 7, 2010 at 6:11 am
It’s a locker room. If seeing people naked offends you, you are in the wrong place.
On the other hand, there are some people you don’t mind seeing naked and there are others you SO don’t want to see naked.
April 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm
Well, maybe I’m a member of the latter category, and that’s why the sign went up! But my philosophy is: If they’re in the gym, doing ANYTHING, they can be naked in the locker room – at least they’re trying.
Are you going to hear Dan Barker on the 19th? We’re going to eat at Fido’s (?) before, I think. Hope you make it.
April 7, 2010 at 9:31 am
Sweet Gayle!! I laughed out loud reading about all the redbud sex going on! I’m at mom and dad’s for a few days to help out after mom had surgery on her hand and I have watched sheets of yellow pollen blow off the trees…I have never seen anything like this. And, by the way, if I looked like you, I would walk around PUBLIX naked, much less the locker room. xoxoxo
April 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm
hmmmmm, walking around Publix naked…..just picturing that mental image.
So glad you could be home w/your folks – I know it means a lot to your mom, and dad. I follow your fam on Facebook, so I know the surgery went well.
Wish I could see you – sometime our visits home will coincide!
April 8, 2010 at 8:14 am
Gayle- you are so funny!!! I’m not sure the friendly people at Publix would know what to do if you shopped the produce section naked- I cannot participate of course- but I would videotape it for you- just to post on your blog!!
April 10, 2010 at 7:34 pm
Wait til you read my next post – it will make you reconsider your comment…
Loved chatting with you – you are a kindred spirit in every sense of that word!